Sarah Dessen says this “incredible first novel” is “fresh and wise, all at once.”I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I’ve thought maybe my mother drowned in both. Anna’s life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year.... show more
Sarah Dessen says this “incredible first novel” is “fresh and wise, all at once.”I read once that water is a symbol for emotions. And for a while now, I’ve thought maybe my mother drowned in both. Anna’s life is upended when her father accepts a job transfer the summer before her junior year. It’s bad enough that she has to leave her friends behind, but her dad is moving them to the beach where her parents first met and fell in love—a place awash in memories that Anna would just as soon leave under the surface. While life on the beach is pretty great, with ocean views and one adorable lifeguard in particular, there are also family secrets that were buried years ago. And the ebb and flow of the ocean’s tide means that nothing—not the sea glass that collects along the shore, and not the truths behind Anna’s mother’s death—stays buried forever.
Publish date: April 24th 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 232
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Young Adult Contemporary
, Young Adult Romance
This was such a a sweet story. The cover is gorgeous. It is a book about facing your past and finding away to move forward. I have to say for a lot of this book I was very frustrated with the main character Anna. I really wanted her to open up to someone about her past and what happened to mother. I...
I read this book directly after my re-read of Sarah Ockler's book Twenty Boy Summer and at times I felt like this book picked up right where that left off. Never mind the fact that both of the main girls are named Anna and a beach is involved, there were also similar themes of sea glass, loss and mo...
I expected sooo much more from this book. I didn't really like any of the characters, I thought Tyler was too perfect and Anna was too judgmental and selfish (mostly by how he treated Ashley). The story never grabbed me and it just felt like a chore to read. I liked the inclusion of sea glass and ru...
I adored Jessi Kirby's IN HONOR, so I made sure to make the time to read the author's debut novel this summer as well. MOONGLASS was a wonderful contemporary novel that will be a memorable story because of its beautiful writing, vividly described setting, and excellent character development. This bo...